So, it’s Wednesday, and for those of you that don’t know, that means it’s new comic book day. Just like new music, DVDs, and blu-rays come out on Tuesday, new comics come out on Wednesday. Each week, I am going to talk about the books I got, and why I decided to get them. I read a lot of different things, from different genres of comics. I read some big hero books, I read some gritty stuff, some fantastical stuff, and some end of the world stuff. It crosses the entire gambit. In separate posts, I will talk about my book of the week, and other things you may want to check out. Ok, let’s get started.
This week, I got six books. Batman, Forever Evil Arkham War, Captain America, The Walking Dead, Lazarus, and Dead Body Road. This is about an average week for me. I usually get 3-5 books each week.
Batman, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Greg Capullo, is the best book put out by DC right now. Scott Snyder is one of my favorite writers. He consistently puts out good books month after month. This issue continues the Zero Year story. In this story, he is delving into Bruce Wayne becoming Batman. The character development is outstanding, and really gets into the motivation of Batman and why he does what he does. Really good read.
Forever Evil Arkham War, written by Peter Tomasi and drawn by Scot Eaton, takes place during the big DC crossover event, Forever Evil. The heroes are gone, and this is what happens when the villains are left to unchecked. This particular storyline chronicles the villains battling for Gotham City. It’s a pretty action pack book, and a fairly fun read.
Captain America, written by Rick Remender and drawn by Carlos Pacheco, is all about the American super soldier, Steve Rodgers. This book has a mix of action and espionage. Really does a lot to show the human side of the character.
I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead, written by Robert Kirkman and drawn by Charlie Adlard. The zombie apocalypse is upon us, and how are you going to react is the premise. It follows a group of survivors as they learn to deal with the changing world, and how human interaction has changed. Really heavy on character development, you really get close to the characters. You are kept on the edge of your seat, and you never know what’s going to happen next. This book is a must read.
One of my surprise books of 2013 was Lazarus, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Michael Lark. I picked this book up because I am drawn to post-apocalyptic stories. This book has not disappointed. It has given me a little of everything. Action, drama, character development, sci-fi aspects, just the list goes on. Really one of the best books out there right now.
The last book I got this week was Dead Body Road, written by Justin Jordan and drawn by Matteo Scalera. This is a new book, about a man looking for revenge on the people who murdered his wife. The art looks solid, and the storyline seems gritty. So, I will give it a try, and see how it goes.
Well, that’s it for my new comic books this week. I will be posting my book of the week soon, and look forward to sharing my love of comics with you all. Laters